Every weekend I’ll try to introduce to you guys a smartphone/tablet/PC application that can maybe, possibly, somehow better your life if you use it. After all, this is the digital age, might as well get on that bandwagon now.
This week, I introduce to you: Wunderlist.
Man, oh man. This is a behemoth of an app, especially if you’re a productivity-oriented person. Wunderlist, an app from the Germany-based company 6Wunderkinder, is a list/to-do app, used to get and jot down all your tasks and activities into one place. Let’s dive in:
With Wunderlist, you essentially create lists where, within each list, you make tasks. For example, I could have a list called “Movies to Watch” and within it I would jot down the movies, I, well, wanted to watch. You can then complete the item, just like a to-do list.
What’s so unique and special about this process are the features that are incorporated into the app.
Within each task you can have notes to jot down about the task, sub-comments, and if you’re a Pro user, you can attach files to each task and add comments for the other members in the list.
Wait, other members? That’s right. Wunderlist is not only a personal list-making app, but a collaborative one as well. You can share each list with other Wunderlist users to get things done. For example, I could create the list “Science Group Project” and share that list with other Wunderlist users. Everyone in that list can then create, complete, converse and attach files with each other, all in real-time (meaning, as soon as one person does one thing within the list, such as complete a task, every other person in that list will get that notification as soon as it happens). Pretty sweet.
There are other useful features as well. Each task can have a set reminder and date. I use Wunderlist to jot down each one of my class syllabi, so I have it wherever I go, and cross out whatever I finish (homework, class lessons etc.).
You can also send whole lists (if not too big) as an e-mail, which is very convenient if you want to send a list to someone who doesn’t have a Wunderlist account.
One of the best features I’ve found to use is the printing option: every semester I print out neat and organized syllabuses for each of my classes that I’ve created so I have hard copies of them. That can be very useful and even customizable for the person who’s maybe more traditional than a techie.). You can also organize the lists by alphabetical order, or by date due.
Wunderlist has many other features that are accessible only if you’re a Pro user. For example, the comments and attaching files features are actually only for a certain extent of time for free users, but for 5 bucks a month you get all this and some more.
Wunderlist is a great app, and the people behind it are even greater. They thought out almost everything to help the user when they created this app; not only is this app on iOS and Android, but also on Blackberry (a beta version of it), Windows Phone, Windows PC, Mac, Chrome OS, online Web, even Kindle! This way, your tasks can sync seamlessly through every device you use so you can stay up to date anywhere and everywhere.
Even customer service is pretty neat. I’ve e-mailed them several times about certain problems I’ve encountered and they’ve always been quick to answer and provide a solution. I once e-mailed them about updating the user interface and design of their iOS app for iOS 7’s new minimalistic look, and what do they e-mail their users some time later? That they’re looking into doing that very thing. Awesome stuff.
Hope this sparks your interest in this app, after all, it’s free! Check it out here:
Vist this link for the other devices: https://www.wunderlist.com/en/
After you try it, let me know what you think!